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Deadly rice cakes

2003-01-02 21:27:08+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Wow. Here in the Bay Area the holiday killers are things like dehydration at raves and driving under the influence. Over in Japan, they've got different worries: Rice cakes kill six in Japan

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#Comment made: 2003-01-03 13:59:33+00 by: petronius

For holiday disasters, its hard to beat 1000 people killed in South African Traffic Accidents as reported in the Guardian. SA's 9000 fatalities per year in a nation of 40 million souls would translate to more than 63,000 deaths in the more populous USA, but in 2001 we Yanks had "only" 41,000. Don't forget to buckle up.